St. Louis Jr. Blues (19-12-2, 40 points) vs. Peoria Mustangs (24-7-1-1, 50 points)
VENUE: Affton Ice Rink
GAME DATES AND TIMES: Two-game series. Saturday, Mar. 6 at 7 pm and Sunday, Mar. 7 at 1 pm.
WHERE TO FOLLOW: All Jr. Blues games are streamed live and in high definition on www.hockeytv.com (subscription required). Follow our Twitter @JrBluesHockey for updates.
BLUES FINISH LONG STRETCH AT AFFTON: The Jr. Blues conclude a long stretch of 11 straight games at Affton Ice Rink. The two games vs. Peoria will also be the final two home games of the regular season for St. Louis.
The Notes have won 13 out of their last 16 and are 8-1 so far on the homestand. The team has clinched a playoff spot and sits in third in the Central Division.
The Jr. Blues are 1-3 vs. Peoria so far this season. The two teams met earlier on the homestand Feb. 20-21. The Blues took Game 1 3-1 before falling in the finale 2-0.
FRAGA EARNS GOALTENDER OF THE MONTH HONORS: Danny Fraga backstopped the Blues in nearly perfect fashion last month, debuting in the NA3HL with a 4-0-0 record, .969 save percentage, 1.00 GAA and one shutout through February. His greatest “blemish” came at the start of the month, when he gave up two goals on 41 shots in a win over Milwaukee.
From there though, he allowed just two goals in his final three starts, stopping 36 of 37 against Peoria, 24 of 25 against Wausau and recording a 28-save shutout of the RiverWolves on the 25th. Fraga totaled 127 saves on 131 shots over the course of the month, and his .969 save percentage is tops among NA3HL netminders with multiple appearances on the year.
SCOUTING THE MUSTANGS: Peoria has racked up 24 wins and 50 points so far this season. Peoria swept a two-game series Feb. 26-27 at Owens Center vs. Milwaukee. The Mustangs outscored the Power 11-4 in the set. Five of the team’s seven losses this year have come on the road. Peoria is 6-4 in its last 10 games.
BRENDAN’S BUDDIES GAME: The St. Louis Jr. Blues will host their annual Brendan’s Buddies Game Saturday, March 7 at Affton Ice Rink. The Jr. Blues will wear vintage Brentwood Blazers jerseys as they take on the Peoria Mustangs at 1 pm.
The game will be held in honor of the Jr. Blues’ number one fan, Brendan Staub, and his charity, Brendan’s Buddies. The custom jerseys will be auctioned off, and all proceeds will go to Brendan’s Buddies.
FRASER CUP IN ST. PETERS: The 2021 Fraser Cup Championship, which crowns the National playoff champion of the NA3HL, will take place at the St. Peters Rec Plex in St. Peters, Missouri from April 15-19. The 2021 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament will also take place at the St. Peters Rec Plex in St. Peters, Missouri, on April 18-19. For more information, visit http://na3hl.com/fraser-cup/.
JUNIOR NOTES: Watch the Jr. Blues social media pages for information on games that will be rescheduled in 2021. Visit stljrblues.org for the latest information. The Jr. Blues can also be found on Facebook @STLJrBlues . The team is also on Instagram @stljrblues and now on TikTok @stljrblues.